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After witnessing a dismal 2013-14 fiscal year, the Indian commercial vehicle industry is not exactly set for a recovery in the current fiscal, says independent rating agency ICRA. According to the agency, the degrowth for the 2014-15 fiscal year will rest at 6,36,000 units, marking a drop of 19.7 percent over the current fiscal. This, ICRA says, would be lower than the industry volume in 2010-11 –...

At a time when the commercial vehicle manufacturers are struggling with over supply and very little demand, Chennai-based Ashok Leyland has bagged an order to supply 670 vehicle to the Zimbabwe government. In a filing to the BSE, as is mandatory for any listed company, Ashok Leyland announced that it had received an order to supply 670 vehicles to the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Government...

Following the launch of the 435W Back Hoe Loader (BHL) in 2012, the Ashok Leyland-John Deere construction equipment company launched the 435E BHL in Chennai this week. The 435E was first showcased at the EXCON expo in 2013. The 435E Back Hoe Loader is equipped with a manual gearbox, unlike the 435W that was launched in 2012 which had an A/T. While the two-year-old 435W BHL comes with an automatic transmission,...

To counter a slowing CV market and to profit from a growing Defense vehicle market, Ashok Leyland might dip into products from the Ashok Leyland-Nissan joint venture to offer smaller or new Defense vehicles, a report on the Times of India says. The Garuda 4X4 shows serious intent from Ashok Leyland’s part to cater to segment below the Stallion platform. Ashok Leyland and Nissan had entered into...

Ashok Leyland also unveiled another new vehicle and a new cab at the DefExpo India 2014 in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Ashok Leyland Garuda 4X4 A Garuda in a 4X2 variant is already in service, and the 4X4 variant was showcased for the first time at the DefExpo 2014. The Garuda 4X4 gets a 6-tonne GVW and a 2.5 tonne payload. It is aimed at creating a new category for the paramilitary forces. The Garuda...

Commercial and defence vehicle maker Ashok Leyland showed two new trucks at the DefExpo India 2014 in New Delhi. Apart from the Garuda 4X4 and the Super Stallion 10X10, the Chennai-based company also showed a new cab for the Super Stallion 6X6. The Super Stallion 10X10 is a massive permanently all-wheel drive truck with steerable front, second and rear axles. With a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of around...

Ashok Leyland today unveiled a tipper version of the Dost LCV, a school bus version of the recently launched MiTR and an industry-first curtain slider on the Partner ICV at the ongoing Auto Expo. Apart from the above, the Chennai-based company also showcased its entire range of next-generation LCVs and ICVs in the form of the Stile, Boss and Captain tipper truck. Stile customised version The customised...

Ashok Leyland has announced that it would bring a luxury-version of the Stile MPV and a tipper-version of the Dost LCV to the Auto Expo 2014 that begins on the 5th of February at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida. The Stile luxury version, the name of which the company refused to disclose, will be equipped with luxury seats “suited for long distance travel for executives.” A premium...